Clint Frazier Thought One Aspect Of His Rehab Was Too Good To Be True

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April 17, 2019 - 6:32 pm
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By WFAN.com

Clint Frazier would've preferred to be playing baseball last year, but he wasn't complaining too much about one aspect of his rehab.

The Yankees outfielder battled post-concussion symptoms for months last year after crashing into an outfield wall during spring training. As part of his recovery, his neurologist prescribed going to concerts. It was a way for Frazier to readjust to the sort of sounds and atmosphere he would encounter on a baseball field, Frazier told WFAN's "Carlin, Maggie and Bart" on Wednesday.

So in a way, Travis Scott, Post Malone and Elton John played roles in Frazier returning to action.

"I went to a very large amount of concerts, and that was easy for me because I'm a big fan of music in general," he said. "So when he (his neurologist) told me that, I was like, 'Look, man, you're going to call this rehab?'"

Clint Frazier
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But Frazier, who played in just 15 big-league games in 2018, admitted it was a challenging injury to deal with.

"There was a lot of unknown about it, a lot of stuff that I learned as I continued to battle through it," he said. "I think the biggest thing that helped me get through it was just to pump positive thoughts into my head because you can reach a dark place. It is a head injury. So if you're having a pity party wondering when you're going to come back or why this happened to you, it's going to make it harder to recover."

Frazier's season is off to a strong start, as he's batting .293 with four home runs and 11 RBIs. 

To listen to his interview with "CMB," click on the audio player above.​

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